CHESTERTON | A Knox woman was arrested Wednesday at the Indiana Dunes State Park after police said she tried to give synthetic marijuana and tobacco to a work release inmate.
Christy Chavez, 38, of Knox, was charged with trafficking a controlled substance, which is a Class C Felony.
Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the incident. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources reported Chavez was picked up by Indiana Department of Correction Police after a suspicious vehicle was noticed in the area while the inmates were working inside the park.
Police said Chavez was trying to give synthetic marijuana and tobacco to an IDOC prisoner from the Westville Correctional Facility at the Dunes State Park.
The DNR reported Chavez was taken to Porter County Jail.